(August 24, 2017) Alberta’s premier amateur adult league has wrapped up its 26th season, with 112 games being played across the province.

On the women’s side, Edmonton Victoria overturned Northwest United, claiming the top spot in the league. It was a tight race, with only two points separating the leading teams.

Women’s Standings GP W L T PTS  GF GA
Edmonton Victoria 14 11 0 3 36 43 7
Edmonton Northwest United 14 11 2 1 34 42 11
Edmonton Scottish Angels 14 8 5 1 25 23 21
Calgary Callies 14 8 6 0 24 28 19
Calgary Foothills WFC 14 7 7 0 21 25 31
Lethbridge FC 14 5 8 1 16 20 23
Calgary Rapids FC 14 3 11 0 9 18 45
Red Deer Renegades 14 0 14 0 0 0 42

Heather Lund of Edmonton Victoria was the leading goal scorer, with 10 points:

                                                           GP
P
Heather Lund Edmonton Victoria 8 10
Elise Emmott Edmonton Victoria 11 6
Leanne Kadatz Edmonton Scottish Angels 9 5
Meghan Oram Edmonton Northwest United 9 5
Ranee Premji Calgary Callies 9 5

Calgary Callies, who finished second in the men’s division last year, earned first place this season. The team finished ahead of Green & Gold and Edmonton Scottish by only one point.

Men’s Standings GP W L T PTS  GF GA
Calgary Callies 14 9 4 1 28 31 15
Edmonton Green & Gold 14 7 1 6 27 21 9
Edmonton Scottish 14 8 3 3 27 26 14
Calgary Villains Elite FC 14 7 3 4 25 24 19
Lethbridge FC 14 4 5 5 17 26 28
Edmonton Drillers 14 4 7 3 15 23 24
Calgary Dinosaurs 14 2 8 4 10 19 35
Edmonton Victoria 14 0 10 4 4 20 46

Two male players tied for leading goal scorer: Matteo Valdes of Calgary Villians Elite FC and Corey Frecka of Lethbridge FC:

                                                                  GP
P
Matteo Valdes Calgary Villains Elite FC 11 9
Corey Frecka Lethbridge FC 13 9
Ian Greedy Calgary Callies 11 8
Kenneth Murphy Calgary Callies 10 7
Mark Spiller Edmonton Drillers 14 6


What’s next

The top three North and South teams in the men’s and women’s divisions will meet again at Alberta Soccer’s Senior Soccer Fest from September 1-4th. They’ll battle for Provincial gold and a highly-coveted place at Canada Soccer’s National Championships, which will take place in Surrey, BC this October.

Stay tuned on Twitter: follow @AlbertaSoccer and #SoccerFest for details and results from the Senior Provincial Championships in early September.

In other news

Prior to the start of the season, the Edmonton Green & Gold Premier Women’s team made a challenge to play in the Alberta Major Soccer League. After placing at the top of the Premier Division in EDSA, the team has earned their right to play in the AMSL. Typically, a challenging team would need to play a challenge series against the lowest placed team in the division. However, due to a North team withdrawing from the league earlier this season, Green & Gold will automatically enter the AMSL in 2018.

In the South, Calgary Rapids FC must defend their spot in the women’s division. They will face the Calgary Blizzards Soccer Club Premier Women in a challenge series this September to determine who will be the fourth South Women’s division team in the 2018 season.

There were no qualifying teams to challenge in the Men’s division this season.

For more information on the AMSL and this season’s standings, click here

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